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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

9501-BM

All Disciplines

Burma
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in area of specialization. The teaching load may be a maximum of three graduate or undergraduate courses a semester.

For teaching/research awards, no more than 20 percent of the grant activity should be spent on research.

In addition to teaching, scholars may be asked to consult on curriculum and program development, assist with staff development, advise graduate students on theses, give seminars, workshops and public lectures and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Four or 10 months
Grant Dates

Grant start dates must begin with the start of the semester of the host institution. One-semester grants will start either December 2019 or June 2020. Two-semester grants must start in December 2019.

Locations

The majority of past scholars have been placed in Yangon, while others have been placed in Mandalay and Mawlamyine, with a goal of broadening placements to universities in other locations. Examples of affiliations include:

  • Yangon University
  • Dagon University
  • Yangon Institute of Economics
  • Yangon Technical University
  • National Management College
  • Yangon University of Foreign Languages
  • Mandalay University
  • Mandalay Technological University
  • Yadanarbon University
  • Mawlamyine University
  • Myitkyina University
  • Pathein University
Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
Agriculture
American History
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Geology
History (non-U.S.)
Information Sciences
Journalism
Law
Library Science
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Public Administration
Public/Global Health
Sociology
Urban Planning
Specializations

Applications in the following specializations are preferred: business administration, entrepreneurship, environmental science, public health, international relations, journalism and public administration.

Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. Funding covers transportation only. It is not necessary to suggest regional activities nor identify a host as part of the initial Fulbright application, though scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant. Scholars may only apply for travel program funds when in country during their Fulbright grant period.

Number of Grants
Up to five
Activity
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Category
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, except early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Alexa Rowland
Outreach and Recruitment Analyst
Phone: 
646-308-7213

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